Archive for October 2012

St. Bernard Middle School celebrates Teen Read Week

Oct 26th, 2012 | By
St. Bernard Middle School celebrates Teen Read Week

During the week of October 15, St. Bernard Middle School along with libraries across the world, celebrated Teen Read Week. Teen Read Week is an initiative of the Young Adult Library Service Association (YALSA) which began in 1998. The purpose is to encourage teens to read for pleasure and to visit their libraries for free […]



NOLA architects discuss water management strategies for St. Bernard Parish

Oct 26th, 2012 | By
NOLA architects discuss water management strategies for St. Bernard Parish

  The future of St. Bernard Parish and South Louisiana as a whole depends on smarter water management, says New Orleans Architects Waggoner and Ball. “One of the biggest problems for residents is flooding,” said Aron Chang of Waggoner and Ball Associates. “Much of St. Bernard is 8 or 9 feet below sea level, and […]



St. Bernard ranks 11th in state with B

Oct 26th, 2012 | By
St. Bernard ranks 11th in state with B

St. Bernard Parish Public Schools shined bright once again, in light of the Louisiana Department of Education’s recent release of performance scores. The district received a B performance score overall, ranking 11th in the state as well as second in the state for District Performance Score Point Growth since 2008. Chalmette High School received an […]



Finance Department overwhelms Council

Oct 19th, 2012 | By

Confusion over the most recent 2012 budget amendment summary presented by the parish finance department caused the St. Bernard Parish Council to table the ordinance introduction until the next meeting. Councilchair Guy McInnis said that the finance department has until October 23 to present the amended budget, with summaries, to the council for introduction. “I […]



2012 Old Arabi Sugar Fest

Oct 19th, 2012 | By
2012 Old Arabi Sugar Fest

The 2012 Old Arabi Sugar Fest was one of the most attended yet, according to Sugar Fest committee member and Domino employee Tom Braniff. “I think this is the biggest I’ve seen,” said Braniff excitedly. “We love the Sugar Fest because it allows us to get out and meet our neighbors.” The festival was right […]



Franciscans terminate Hospital Contract

Oct 12th, 2012 | By
Franciscans terminate Hospital Contract

During their October 4 board meeting the St. Bernard Parish Hospital Service District announced their receipt of a 90-day termination notice from Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady Health System [FMOL], the third-party management company for the newly-opened St. Bernard Parish Hospital. The $70 million hospital opened last month, and has seen around 3,000 patients. “The […]



Davies Elementary celebrates International Day of Peace

Oct 5th, 2012 | By
Davies Elementary celebrates International Day of Peace

The Art Club at Davies Elementary created Pinwheels for Peace in celebration of International Day of Peace. The club designed pinwheels, which illustrated the students’ personal version of peace, and then planted the pinwheels on school grounds. The pinwheel project allowed the students to work cooperatively, while brainstorming ways to solve conflicts peacefully. Members which […]



St. Bernard Middle School announces its Volleyball Team 2012 – 2013

Oct 5th, 2012 | By
St. Bernard Middle School announces its Volleyball Team 2012 – 2013

St. Bernard Middle School announces its Volleyball Team for the 2012 – 2013 school year.  Pictured from left, Back Row:  Jerrinisha Gabriel, Elizabeth D’Antoni, Victoria Wilson, Naya Williams, Destiny Williams, Camryn Mauroner, Cassidy Couture, and Coach Diane Palmer.  Front Row:  Destiny Vosbein, Brissa Taylor, Aronisha Mickell, Teeyah Raybon, Allie Michon, Brenee Callais, and Diamond Tate.



Business and Prof. Women name Reuther and Dysart 2012 Man and Woman of the Year

Oct 5th, 2012 | By
Business and Prof. Women name Reuther and Dysart 2012 Man and Woman of the Year

Clifford E.J. Reuther and Diana Barcelona Dysart will be honored by the St. Bernard Business and Professional Women at its 52nd Man and Woman of the Year banquet on Oct. 17 during National Business Women’s Week. The evening gala, which includes dinner by Patton’s Catering, will be held at the Sigur Civic Center in Chalmette. […]



No pay, no penalty: Buckley suspends penalties for not paying $32 Fire Protection portion of water bill, for now

Oct 5th, 2012 | By

The parish cannot turn off your water if you choose to not pay the $32 fire protection portion of your water bill. This ruling was made by Judge Robert Buckley in a September 25 order from his court. However, depending on how the parish proceeds, Judge Buckley, along with the other three parish judges, may […]